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MATH 201 Calculus 1

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    Math-heavy

    Background Knowledge Expected

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Jan 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Jenn is an awesome professor and really helps everybody learn the material. She makes the class fun.

    Course highlights:

    This course was a basic Calculus class. We learned and implemented basic Calculus concepts.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you put in maximum effort on homework. You can find videos on you tube with any problems that you have. You should also see a tutor if needed. Chegg's study program provides good tutoring through its online service.

    • Spring 2015
    • Jennifer Holmes
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected
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    Jan 11, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Great Course, teaches you how to learn and think.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to study and how to learn.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to put in the time to succeed at this course.

    • Fall 2015
    • Farrow
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy
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    Dec 30, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course. As a person who has always harbored a secret hatred of anything math-like, I was surprised at just how much I loved calculus. Through application to the material and a teacher who understood and was enthusiastic about the subject, I found out that calculus is made up of completely useful and relevant ideas that aren't impossible to understand.

    Course highlights:

    One of the main things that I took from this class was that the world isn't all figured out yet. There are problems that ancient mathematicians spent their whole lives trying to solve that we still haven't solved, even with advanced computers and years of speculation. Maybe no one will ever fully understand the concept of infinity, but it is sort of thrilling to think that new discoveries in math and science could still change the world.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't let calculus scare you because of its name. I was a bit terrified when Calculus I ended up on my schedule my first semester because of a problem with registration. I was one of the only ones in the class who had never even seen pre-calculus and I had far from rocked college-level algebra the semester before. In the end, though, I survived, and I ended up with an A in the class and a new respect for math and how much it shapes the world. Basically, success in Calculus for me came down to a few crucial pieces of advice that are probably good for just about any course: 1. Know the material. Do the homework. Read your book a thousand times. If something in class didn't make sense, go over it again and make sure you really get it. Sometimes it helps to read a chapter before the class covers it so that you can write down any questions you have to be answered in class. 2. Use your resources. Many schools have free tutoring or study groups that can be really helpful. If you don't learn well in groups, go to your teacher or ask another student who has a handle on the material. Something that helped me was looking online for video lectures and simplified explanations. That way, if I didn't get something, I just rewound it and watched it again (and again). 3. Don't fall asleep in class. If you do, ask someone who didn't what you missed. The trickiest part of Calculus I is the algebra, but if you miss one little thing, it's like taking a block out of the bottom of a tower. Take time to brush off rust from any algebra concepts you aren't sure about. 4. Read your book again.

    • Fall 2015
    • Frye
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments


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